Monday, October 12, 2009

Meetings: National Bike Route System & Greenhouse Gas Task Force

The Adventure Cycling folks are coming to Salem on Tuesday, October 20th. From the release:
Please join Adventure Cycling for this interactive gathering.

Learn about America’s largest membership-based non-profit bicycling organization. Ginny Sullivan, special projects director will talk about our efforts to create the largest bicycle network in the world, the U.S. Bicycle Route System and share other bicycle travel news. All welcome!

October 20, 2009
7:00-9:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
600 State Street, Salem, OR
RSVP by October 16 to Beth Petersen: 800.755.2453 x 211 or

Here's an outline of the proposed Route System:

For more see this article and this update on AASHTO approval.

Also, the task force on planning and greenhouse gas emissions that the legislature created is getting ready to start meeting. From 1000 Friends of Oregon:

Metropolitan Planning Organization & Greenhouse Gas Emissions Task Force

Created by the 2009 Legislature, the task force will bring together state legislators, representatives from Oregon’s six Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and land use and transportation planning stakeholders to study and evaluate the development of land use and transportation scenarios that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, taking into consideration expected population growth and increased fuel efficiency. In January 2010, the task force will recommend legislation to the Legislature that will establish a process for adoption and implementation of plans for reducing GHG emissions. 1000 Friends of Oregon looks forward to working with the task force and Oregonians across the state to create a healthy, climate-friendly transportation system. Their meeting times are listed below:

Thursday, October 15, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Salem PUC Bldg. Main Hearing Room
Thursday, October 29, 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, Salem Transportation Building Room 122
Thursday, November 12, 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, Salem Transportation Building Room 122
Friday, December 4, 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, Salem (location to be announced)

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